September 05, 2005
"Dublin has long recognized the importance of providing underground fiber capacity to businesses," said Dublin's deputy city manager/director of economic development Dana McDaniel. "We now have expanded DubLINK by purchasing optical fiber from Columbus Fiber Net to support a plan to offer broadband throughout Central Ohio and aid in connecting the state's colleges and universities as part of OSC's Third Frontier Network."
DubLINK provides the necessary infrastructure for CORN's high-speed broadband network. The connection, approved by Dublin City Council, establishes for the first time in Central Ohio a dedicated research network to enable businesses, government and schools to connect directly to the Ohio Supercomputer Center, and institutes of higher learning and research.
The network also enables interconnectivity between facilities located on the fiber route. For example, Battelle's Dublin location will be able to establish connectivity with its headquarters on King Avenue near The Ohio State University.
Through TFN, Ohio can explore new experimental networking technologies and can customize networks to meet specific and unique research requirements. Schoolchildren can take virtual field trips and interact with university researchers in their classrooms. Doctors will be able to consult with patients across the state without leaving their offices. And, students and researchers will have access to OSC's computers in the blink of an eye.
"The close working relationships established by CORN and TFN will provide immediate benefits to Central Ohio's research and education community," said Pankaj Shah, director of OARnet, OSC's networking division. "We envision the successful launch of CORN and the DubLINK partnership as a crucial step in TFN's success at the state level, while further highlighting Ohio's leadership role in advanced networking at a national level."
Dublin was approved for a $500,000 grant from the State of Ohio Capital Fund. Dublin received support for its application from Congressional Representatives Deborah Pryce and Patrick Tiberi; State Representatives Jim Hughes and Larry Wolpert; State Senator Steve Stivers; and Franklin County commissioners Paula Brooks, Mary Jo Kilroy and Dewey Stokes.
By promoting critical scientific and industrial research, the TFN will help increase technology-sector jobs by fostering research collaboration between Ohio's university and business communities, contributing to the growth of the state's economy.
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.